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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

1,381 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 1,381 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.01M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

20,879

2014

20,871

2015

21,541

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CLOPIDOGREL 1,669

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,567

prescriptions.

355

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
CARVEDILOL 1,505

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,368

prescriptions.

329

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,272

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,153

prescriptions.

277

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,225

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,107

prescriptions.

272

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,069

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

250

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 953

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

223

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6 14
FUROSEMIDE 900

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

239

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

136

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
ELIQUIS 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
RAMIPRIL 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

130

patients, 9% of all patients

12 26
LISINOPRIL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

14 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
EFFIENT 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

17 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

18 33
AMIODARONE HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
TORSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

23 46
RANEXA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

24 22
NITROSTAT 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

166

patients, 12% of all patients

25 27
ATENOLOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
OMEPRAZOLE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

27 35
BRILINTA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
CRESTOR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

29 21
CLONIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

31 38
XARELTO 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

33 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

34 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

35 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

37 64
GEMFIBROZIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

38 75
BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 29
SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

40 78
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

42 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

43 24
ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

44 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

45 92
PROPAFENONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 67
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

47 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

48 83
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

49 50
NITROGLYCERIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

49 76
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

51 52
GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

52 65
ENTRESTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

54 19
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

55 63
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

56 69
DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 61
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 55
TRIBENZOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 102
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 66
BUMETANIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 60 43
NIACIN ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 107
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on March 31, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.